Under new regulations that came into
force in April 2000, all local authorities in England must inspect
land in their district for the presence of contamination.
Each local authority must publish an inspection strategy detailing
how it plans to undertake this inspection in a rational, ordered
and efficient manner.
Dealing with contaminated land is an
important issue for the Council, both in terms of preventing damage
to human health and the environment, and in encouraging development
on brownfield sites in preference to greenfield sites.
You can download South Staffordshire
Council's Contaminated Land Strategy below.
Residents can contact the Pollution Control Team at the
Environmental Protection Services
South Staffordshire Council
To contact a member of staff by telephone or email, please see
the details below.
The Council has a duty to hold a register of sites, designated
as contaminated land within the definition given in Part IIA of the
Environmental Protection Act 1990.
The Council's register does not currently have any entries, as
no land has been designated (June 2015).
Many house buyers are now finding that, during the conveyancing
procedure, an environmental search report identifies potentially
contaminated land, near their prospective home.
The Environmental Protection Section can be contacted to
check their files for additional information in these
circumstances. There is a charge for this service (currently
We have adopted a set of standards for the provision of this
service. You can find out more about these service standards by
following the link below.
Environmental Protection Services - contaminated
Telephone: (01902) 696000
Fax: (01902) 696222